Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Men's Fashions Baffle Me

Do you remember the character Viktor Navorski, played by Tom Hanks in the movie, The Terminal?  
This Eastern European traveler is stranded in a New York airport for days.  

Viktor is exposed to a new world of food courts, shopping areas and different people with accents, habits and clothing. 
He was astounded at everything and at times, dumbfounded.

When it comes to some men's fashions, I’m just as dumbfounded.

I would love to know why guys wear their jeans below their butt with a large shirt covering the waistband?

Viktor might ask if they were wearing children’s pants, or if they were auditioning for clown school.
He might also wonder if they were wearing underwear, I know I do. 

The last time I asked a gentleman about his fashion sense, I was 19 years old and taking some classes at the University of St. Andrews, in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Each day, I would pass a park bench occupied with two elderly men wearing kilts.  
Sometimes, the summer breeze would gently pick up the edge of their kilt and their thighs were exposed.  

One day I conjured up the nerve to ask them,                             “What do Scotsmen wear under their kilts”?

In a very strong brogue, one man replied,                                    “If’n yew’ra true Scotsman, ya donna weara anathing.”

Maybe Viktor and I aren’t so different after all.

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  1. Ahoy, but there's something about a man in a kilt, ��

  2. Hi Helen, very funny insights on men fashion. I think it's more of a culture thing than anything else.

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  3. Hello Sarah,
    I'm just glad I don't wear my pants that low- I'd trip over them and then get arrested for indecent exposure and visual terrorism...

    Have a great day.